“’For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah29:11)
Every New Year comes with great anticipation and expectation. There are complaints about current happenings around the globe and that is what makes Jesus the only hope for humanity to be more needed than before. Scripture gives us assurance that the plans and thoughts of God about us still remains for our good. He will surely help us to have an expected end.
Samson, by the grace of God, launched a book entitled “The Marriage You Desire” to coincide with their nineteenth wedding anniversary. It was a memorable occasion and a moment for prayer for marriages and would be partners.
The Lord has kept faith with us on our weekly Radio program dubbed “Seeds of Hope” as many people continue to testify how the Lord has blessed them through the program. Unbelievers continue to do the monitoring each week and some are able to call in to comment on the topic discussed or ask questions for clarification.
Widows Remembered and Encouraged
Over fifty widows were brought together for a word of encouragement, prayer and the sharing of some few items together. After we closed the program one of the widows had this to share, “What a joy to be a part of a loving community where the assurance that our God will never leave us nor forsake us even in the absence of our husbands. God bless you for putting this program together and may the Lord continue to strengthen you to do more than this for many more people to be encouraged.”
End of year gathering
The group that Samson is leading with the Disciple Multiplication strategy, met to thank God for the past year and to be encouraged to do much more in the New Year. It was a time to have spouses of members come together for a time of reflection and seeing into the future of multiplication of disciples.
Children at Christmas
As usual children of the Janjori – Kukuo community and its surroundings spent some time to remember the birth of Christ. After listening to the Christmas story they had tie to interact together.
The goodness of the Lord has continued to be new every morning for His children as the goats project keep blessing the under privilege and offering hope to many.
• Pray for the grace to see the multiplication of disciples across northern Ghana.
• Continue to thank God for the Seed of Hope Radio Broadcast that many will come to the saving knowledge of Christ and that those who are already in Christ will be built up in their faith.
• Pray that the ongoing Church planting and discipleship training will continue to yield the needed results and the participants will keep the fire burning.
• Ask God for special grace to do more in the New year.
Yours in His Vineyard
Samson Abukari – Country Director, Ghana